Forney EDC Director Provides Update on Hunt Property Development Plans

On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council held a joint workshop with the Forney Economic Development Board of Directors in order to review the EDC’s Strategic Plan for growth and development throughout the city.

Addressing the Council, FEDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman first spent consideration time providing a brief history of the legal definition and description of Forney’s EDC, before moving on to elaborate on the commercial markets and employment avenues currently being pursued by the City of Forney.

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Forney Council Refuses to Take Action on New Fence Ordinance

On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council refused to take action to pass, deny or table an ordinance recommendation by the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission that is intended to improve the appearance of residential fencing throughout the city.

Several council members were clearly unhappy and uneducated on the specifics surrounding the material and installation changes being described within the new ordinance.

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Forney ISD Moves Forward with Converting Rhea & Smith Campuses

At their January meeting the Forney ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution expressing their official intent to reimburse the cost of a construction associated with converting Rhea and Smith Elementary Schools into 5th and 6th grade intermediate campuses.

FISD Chief Financial Officer John Chase reminded to the Board of Trustees that the budget to convert the elementary schools into intermediate school campuses was approved at their December board meeting.

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FISD Board Member’s Request a Better Relationship with Forney City Government

During the January meeting of the Forney ISD Board of Trustees, the results of the school boards annual self-evaluation were disclosed and it was revealed that school board member’s feel their performance only “needs improvement” in one area.

While discussing the Board’s Annual Self-evaluation Report, FISD Board President Keith Bell stated that the school board member’s would like to see improvement made in their relationship with the City of Forney.

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